Monthly Archives: September 2021

French Shortfin Barracuda submarine

ANALYSIS: By Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato We live, to borrow a phrase, in interesting times. The pandemic aside, relations between the superpowers are tense....
Maprik, East Sepik, independence rally

By Lulu Mark in Port Moresby Ten people have died from Papua New Guinea's covid-19 pandemic and 203 new cases were reported in five days...
Sacked Fiji Bureau of Statistics Kemueli Naiqama

By Christine Rovoi, RNZ Pacific journalist Questions have been raised about why the head of Fiji's Bureau of Statistics was fired by the Bainimarama government...
Fiji police at the Lomolomo border

By Timoci Vula in Suva Fiji will lift the covid-19 pandemic containment borders everywhere on the main island of Viti Levu from 4am tomorrow, Friday,...
The West Papuan and PNG flags

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A West Papuan group seeking self-determination has greeted Papua New Guinea on its 46th anniversary of independence, predicting that one day...
PNG Pandemic Controller David Manning

By Grace Auka Salmang in Port Moresby Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG National Pandemic Response David Manning has authorised the release of new...
New Zealand journalist Charlotte Bellis

By Colin Peacock, RNZ Mediawatch presenter Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks prompted the US to invade Afghanistan, the Taliban announced they have taken the...
Medipole Noumea Hospital

RNZ News Three more covid-19 deaths have been recorded in New Caledonia eight days after it was plunged sharply into the pandemic. Official government figures as...
Wanaka holiday retreat headlines

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk New Zealand's largest and most influential newspaper has warned the country against "lockdown fatigue" as the major city Auckland entered its...
Remote swabs work in Fiji

By Christine Rovoi, RNZ Pacific journalist Fiji's opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party is calling on the government to boost its covid-19 vaccination programmes in the...
Samoa Parliament

RNZ Pacific Five months after Samoa's April 9 general election the FAST party government finally began its first parliamentary session today. But it was without the...
The "blacked out" mural at Wirobrajan

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A mural on the eastern side of the Wirobrajan intersection in Central Java city of Yogyakarta was covered over with black...
NZ covid-19 delta variant

RNZ News New Zealand has reported 15 new cases of covid-19 in the community, the Ministry of Health has announced. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield...
French police on patrol in Noumea's central Place des Cocotiers

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk French High Commissioner Patrice Faure in New Caledonia has declared an eight hour curfew for 15 days from tonight as health...
Press Freedom poster

COMMENTARY: By Shailendra Singh in Suva Do the Fiji news media represent a wide range of political perspectives? Fiji’s national media, like media elsewhere, would cover...
Covid-19 training for PNG Defence Force

By Jeffrey Elapa in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea has dispatched a team of government officials to investigate a covid-19 delta variant threat in its...
A deserted central Auckland during August 2021 lockdown

RNZ News Auckland will stay in covid-19 alert level 4 for another week until 11.59pm next Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Cabinet has made an...
Mango dawn

COMMENTARY: By Jason Brown in Auckland Twenty years ago, I was on a plane from Rarotonga to Auckland. Lovely flight, with a path at the...
Hibiscus and Bays deputy chair Victoria Short

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A Pasifika local government politician in New Zealand, the first from Kiribati to be elected to political office, has appealed to...
Lionel Aingimea

By Arieta Vakasukawaqa in Suva Nauru president Lionel Aingimea has accused Fiji of being "divisive" over its refusal to pay its share of funding for...
Dr Ashley Bloomfield 120921

RNZ News Covid-19 numbers dropped slightly today to 20 new community cases, while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a deal with Denmark to bring 500,000...
Tongan RL "sea of red"

This Tonga Language Week, Pacific Media Network asked several people how they are celebrating being Tongan. PMN news journalist Khalia Strong shares her story. “Grandma,...